Category Archives: Seasonal Thoughts

Perspectives on Thanksgiving

    [Background: The Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart are one of eight women’s religious communities who collaborate to support Asylee Women Enterprise (AWE), a non-profit organization that assists women asylum seekers as they build new lives in the United States.  The … Continue reading

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The Change That Changes Everything – A Reflection for Easter

By Sister Elizabeth Langmead, MHSH President We live in a world and in a time of rapid change.  All avenues of social media keep us aware moment by moment of how quickly things change all around the world.  Closer to … Continue reading

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Begin Your Journey to Jerusalem – A Reflection for Lent by Sister Natalie DeLuca, MHSH

“TO LIVE IN HEARTS WE LEAVE BEHIND IS NOT TO DIE”                                                           … Continue reading

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“It’s For Us!” An Epiphany Reflection by Sr. M. Martha Pavelsky, MHSH

“Hurry up and wait” isn’t just a sarcastic Army slogan.  We do it often when going to doctors’ offices, and for our Sisters, it seems like it is the standard practice at the podiatrist’s office.  So I was not surprised … Continue reading

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A Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

By Sister Natalie DeLuca, MHSH Reading I: Isaiah 7:10-14 Responsorial Psalm: 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 Reading II: Romans 1:1-7 Gospel: Matthew 1:18-24 The time is near. Our celebration of Christmas 2016 is now just days away. Are you ready? Have you made … Continue reading

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A Reflection for the Second Sunday in Advent

By Sister M. Martha Pavelsky, MHSH Reading I: Isaiah 11: 1-10 Responsorial Psalm: 72: 1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17 Reading II: Romans 15: 4-9 Gospel: Matthew 3: 1-12 The word “hippie” came to mind as I began reading the Gospel for … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

As we gather with family and friends around our Thanksgiving tables, we offer a reprise of this video by Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB on the grace of gratitude.  Appropriate for any time during the year, it is especially fitting for … Continue reading

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